Traffic Links: Dulles Metrorail Project update

Route 7 at the Route 123 Interchange

As the megaproject to construct a 23-mile extension of the Metrorail system has ramped up, more pieces of the transportation project are falling into place.

In what the Washington Post called the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ “most significant land-use decision in recent years,” supervisors recently voted to approve the new building rules and 20-year plan to transform Tysons Corner into a modern urban city.

In the short term, however, travelers in the area can expect to see even more delays as construction of the rail line through Tysons increases over the next three years.

Meanwhile, Virginia officials were reviewing a Metro agreement earlier this month that calls for the commonwealth to pay $300 million to match federal funds for safety improvements, according to the Washington Post. If the state signs off on the agreement, the transit agency can move forward with an $886 million contract for 428 new rail cars.

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